Oct. 18, 1948 – Feb. 3, 2014
William G. Bolents Jr., of the Town of Niagara, a retired administrative technical services director for the Niagara Falls Water Board, died Monday at home. He was 65.
Born in Bridgeport, Conn., he moved to Niagara Falls as a baby with his family and attended local schools, including Bishop Duffy High School and Niagara University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree. While at Niagara University he served in the ROTC program and later in the Army Reserve.
He was employed as a laboratory technician for the Niagara Falls Sewer Department, where he also served as a union steward for the United Steelworkers Union. Mr. Bolents went on to work for the Niagara Falls Water Board for 35 years, working his way up to becoming director of administrative technical services at the time of his retirement.
He was an active member of Wheatfield Community Church and former member of Walnut Avenue Christian Church, where he served on the board of trustees. He also served as a board member of several organizations, including the former Niagara Christian Academy School Board and Christ the King Preparatory Academy. He also served on the Town of Niagara Assessment Review Board and was a great advocate for the effect development would have on the residents of the Town of Niagara. In the early 1980s, he coached the Sammy’s Pizzeria team in the Hyde Park Majors Little League.
In addition to his wife of 41 years, the former Deborah A. Ross, he is survived by a son, Jonathan D.; a daughter, Ashleigh Schwallie; two sisters, Gail Buffone and Brenda Splendido; and a brother, Clark.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Forestview Church of God, 1250 Saunders Settlement Road, Lewiston.